Imagination and Metaphor

Roger Scruton

in The Aesthetics of Music

Published in print June 1999 | ISBN: 9780198167273
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598371 | DOI:
Imagination and Metaphor

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Develops an account of metaphor, in terms of the theory of imagination expounded in earlier works, and argues that there are metaphors that are indispensable to the formation of certain kinds of experience (e.g. the musical experience), and that these kinds of experience are therefore beyond the capacity of non‐rational beings.

Keywords: imagination; metaphor; musical experience; non‐rational being; rationality

Chapter.  8060 words. 

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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